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Old 12-11-2009, 10:30 PM   #1
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anyone have a picture of a super tall deck merlin in a 3rd gen?

I m looking for information, or just a picture of a super tall deck merlin block in a 3 rd gen. I want to keep the basic front frame structure, but dont know if its possibly. I have a class drag radial car, with a pa k member, rack conversion, manual brakes, no access etc....but the super tall deck might not fit between the shock towers very well.

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Old 12-12-2009, 12:05 AM   #2
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Re: anyone have a picture of a super tall deck merlin in a 3rd gen?

How tall is the super tall deck and why would you want one in a non tube chassis car? When you start getting into monster motor displacements, it's a lot easier to put it in a tube chassis car. Get a tall deck with 5" bore spacing. It's easy to get 800+ CID for $80,000+

I use a Dart Big M 9.8" deck (short deck) for my 540. I can easily punch it out to make a 555 or 565 and could go from a 4.250 stroke to a 4.375 stroke to get a little more out of it. If I wanted to go to a 4.500" stroke, I would have to use a tall deck block since the wrist pin would be too high in the pistons with a short deck.

The hardest thing about putting a tall deck block into a third gen, that still has factory frame rails, is going to be the exhaust. With raised exhaust port heads on a short deck, it's difficult enough to get headers on the car. Using a tall deck block makes it even more difficult. A custom built set of headers will probably cost around $2000.

My 2-1/4" primary tube headers are a very tight fit with the short deck and raised exhaust port heads. I wouldn't even want to know how to do it with a tall deck.
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:35 AM   #3
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Re: anyone have a picture of a super tall deck merlin in a 3rd gen?

Why, cause sometimes things fall into place.... I can get into a 588-604 (depending on stroke) for less then a new lsx. I build turbo systems, and do headers, so thats not an issue. The car is about as close to being a tube chassis car with out being one...lol. I have a bb 101mm turbo that I d like to run on it, with a small cam, and keep the rpm down, besides the 101 would be small for it anyways, but the block is already 4.6 bore. I can get it down to 571 with a 4.25 crank, but that would love rpm.

Just sounds like fun. I was going to go stacked inectors on the lsx anyways, so the cost is the same on the bb.
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